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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L camshaft syncronizer VIN: 2FMZA5141W
Hi Ford Techs, This van was brought to us with camshaft codes and running rough. Went to replace camshaft sensor and noticed camshaft syncronizer was broken. My problem is I don't have a ford camshaft syncro alignment tool, is there a way to install without th...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Rattle noise heard from drivetrain VIN: 3FAKP1136W
Vehicle came to us for a noise heard from the drivetrain. It was first thought the water pump was faulty/noisy in the parking lot. When we got the car on the rack, you could hear it all around the drivetain-at the oil pan, transmission, cylinder head & exhaust...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 4r100 transmission VIN: 1FTNX20L8X
came in for delayed engagement in forward, sounded simple enough. We changed torque convertor and refurbished accumulator valve. No Change, we removed unit and put in spags according to the book. NOW WE have NO FORWARD. We have pulled this thing and nearly rep...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine temp VIN: 1FTRX08L41
truck was dropped said had coolent so we filled cooling system and pressure tested and found intake manifold leaking near thermostat housing so we pulled intake and found manifold cracked and we order one from the ford garage and replace it all is well so far ...
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2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L antitheft VIN: 1FTRF14W94
ok all hear is one for you all. this truck feel through the ice into a lake about 18 months ago and has been sitting since. i got it particial restored, that is to say in about a 100 pieces. well it all back together now. problem is pcm/ecm was changed and ins...
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1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM55UXT
crying for help!. car came in as no start,checked fuel pressure ,ok. checked for spark,no spark.checked power & grounds at pcm,good.checked for codes,no codes.checked for rpm on genisis scanner during cranking,is reading rpm.[read in fix data that rpm should b...
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L a/c VIN: 2MEFM75W7W
Intermittenly with A/C selected (60 degrees) hot air will blow from vents, unable to control temp at this time. No codes, I diagnosed faulty control head being that i could move bend door motor hot and cold with jumper at connector on control head. Vehicle cam...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6534X
This one turns out to be an easy one. After installing the timing belt and needed idler and tensioner pulleys the first thing is to loosen the bolts holding the camshafts. (When installing the belt there is no need to be conserned with valve timing. That will ...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L power windows VIN: 1FAFP55UXY
PROBLEM WAS GEM.IT WAS NOT GROUNDING OTD RELAY TO CLOSE IT. SALVAGE YARD GEM AND CAR IS DOWN THE ROAD. THANKS TO ALL THAT RESPONDED.BROKEN WIRE BETWEEN DOOR AND BODY WAS MY FIRST THOUGHT BUT HAD CONTINUITY FROM SWITCH TO CJB.I FORGOT TO INCLUDE THIS INFO IN PO...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Electronic VIN: 1FTNF20LX4
the problem was fixed with #5&6 ignition coils they were leaking and causing eltro magnetic interference giving faulse trans codes the problem didnt occure with the break out box installed but came back when removed tech looked at ignition coils vss sho...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L ac VIN: 1LNF1997VO
Thanks to all that responded to this post. 4 of the 5 responses advised a close look at the catalytic converter, theorizing that heat from the catalytic converter was the culprit. We checked both drivers & passenger side, drivers side was 250 & passenger side ...
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